Educating for Economic Survival

Typically, parents of school-age children think their local school is “pretty good” but feel K-12 nationwide needs to be fixed.  The delusion is amusing but half right.  Since those parents entered kindergarten, global commerce has reached into our communities and taken many low skill jobs offshore, and it’s tugging on our higher skill jobs.  We […]

Productivity, GDP and Alzheimer’s

The disappointing 0.5% annual rate increase in our first quarter GDP confirms our dreary expectations for wage growth.  There are no good short term fixes and the most durable fix is education, a remedy that takes decades to bear fruit.  But, we may be ignoring a significant cause of our slipping productivity, namely the loss […]